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High Arched Palate
Maybe: There is a theory that a narrow arched palate can not allow room for the tongue while sleeping which then can result in obstructive sleep apnea reducing oxygenation to the heart and brain which relates to cardiology. A sleep test would give you an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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2 of 3: Photographs are 2 dimensional representations of a 3 dimensional objects, and therefore of marginal value. The important thing is not whether you have anomalous anatomy, but how it "fits" and "works" with the other jaw. If thou are concerned, make an appointment with an orthodontic specialist who can talk to you about proportionality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things: We see high narrow palatal vaults in children with digit habits, sinus problems, enlarged t;a, and in those who inherit this shape from their parents. Seen in many syndromens. In children it's easy to fix. In adults the fix is a bit more complex. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist who can evaluate how the skeletal and dental parts of your face come together and function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i be concerned if my baby has high arched palate.. My pedia said that it would be alright.?
High arched palate: Unless there is another issue, i would agree with your pediatrician and not be concerned about it. In itself, it is not problematic at this time (and perhaps never). When your child is about 1 year old (or when he\she starts to get teeth), see a dentist for the first check-up. This should be done for all children. Later on you may be referred to an orthodontist to evaluate teeth\jaw development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually.: The high arched palate is taken into account during the planning phase of orthognathic surgery. If it is early in the orthodontic and surgery planning, the palate can be expanded with appliances or even a primary surgery to widen the palate. If not then the upper jaw (maxillary) may require sectioning in a few pieces to widen it and correct any width discrepencies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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